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When you want to buy a scarf or a coat in ebay, maybe you will feel confused when you read the instruction of material of the items. Go ahead, It will be easier for you to shopping in Ebay.


Acrylic
Manufactured fibre, it is light weight, soft, warm with a wool-like feel.  Dyes to bright colours with excellent fastness; machine washable, quick drying and retains its shape well.  It is a popular option for knits and a potential choice for the sweater fan that dislikes wearing wool.  Commonly used for socks, fleeces and sportswear.

Argyle
A knitting pattern of diamond shapes in various colours against a solid background.  Originally a Scottish tartan for the Campbell clan, often seen in socks and sweaters, especially those worn on the fairways.

Cable knit
A knitting pattern in which cables appear to twist around one another.

Calico
A tightly-woven cotton type fabric with an all-over print, usually a small floral pattern on a contrasting background colour.  Common end-uses include dresses, aprons, and quilts.

Canvas
A heavy, durable plain-weave cotton fabric.  Once used in tents, boat sails and other serviceable products, this fabric became popular for sportswear, sneakers and bags after WWII and now reflects the ultimate in weekend style.

Cashmere
A luxury fibre obtained from the soft fleecy undergrowth of the Kashmir goat of Tibet, Mongolia, China, Iran, Iraq, and India. Most commonly used in sweaters, shawls, suits and coats.

Chambray
A lightweight cotton fabric with a denim look, which combines a coloured yarn with an undyed yarn in a plain weave.  Chambray was originally the fabric choice for the workingman’s blue shirt, hence the term blue-collar worker.  Now chambray shirts are a staple in both men’s and women’s sportswear.

Chamois
A cotton fabric with a soft nap that is meant to imitate a type of sueded leather coming from the chamois goat.

Chiffon
A plain woven lightweight, extremely sheer, airy, and soft silk feel fabric, containing highly twisted filament yarns.  Mainly used in scarves.

Chino
A durable cotton twill that is woven in several weights and can be finished with a smooth, soft, brushed surface.  Originally used for summer uniforms by the US Army during their defence of the Chinese in the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. Interestingly, the term chino is actually a misnomer.  When the twill was shipped to the army, it arrived in freight boxes stamped with the country of origin; however, the imprint read “Chino” rather than “China,” and the name stuck.

Chintz
A plain-weave fabric, which has been glazed to produce a polished look.  Usually made of cotton, this fabric is most commonly used in blouses, dresses, draperies, and slipcovers.

Corduroy
From the French corde du roi, or “king’s cord,” corduroy once uniformed Louis XIV’s outdoor servants.  Usually made of cotton, utilizing a cut-pile weave construction.  Extra sets of filling yarns are woven into the fabric to form ridges of yarn on the surface.  The ridges are built so that clear lines can be seen when the pile is cut.  Today, it is a popular sportswear fabric ideal for pants, shirts and sport coats.

Cotton
The soft, fluffy fibres gathered from the seed pods of the cotton plant, or the cloth made from these fibres.  First used by the people of India and Egypt 3,000 years ago, cotton is considered to be one of the world’s oldest fabrics.  There are several grades of cotton; pima and Sea Island cotton are the best quality.

Cowhide
Known as one of the toughest skins available, depending on the thickness, it can be used for biker jackets in it's thickest form or fashion jacket when it is thinner and treated to make it softer.  Cowhide is possibly the most versatile skin and is used in many forms.  Sometimes the finish is smooth and flat and sometimes bumpy, the commonly used skin and for good reasons.

Damask
A glossy jacquard fabric, usually made from linen, cotton, rayon, silk, or blends.  The patterns are flat and reversible.  The fabric is often used in napkins and tablecloths.

Denier
A system of measuring the weight of a continuous filament fibre.  The lower the number, the finer the fibre; the higher denier the more durable the fabric will be.

Denim
A sturdy cotton twill most commonly woven with an indigo blue yarn and gray or mottled white yarn.  During the eighteenth century, American textile mills produced the sturdy fabric for clothes worn by manual labourers.  However, not until the 1850s, when a San Francisco dry goods store owner Levi Strauss invented the denim riveted “waist overall” that denim fabric began to become a staple American cloth.  Today, denim is constantly being reinvented in new washes, many of which seek to mimic their workman’s roots.

Drill
A hard-wearing cotton fabric woven in a twill. Similar to denim, drill is used for casual clothes, sport shoes and accessories.

Egyptian cotton
Usually a better-quality cotton fibre produced in Egypt that is stronger and more lustrous than other grades of cotton.  A point to remember however, Egyptian cotton is used to refer to any kind of cotton grown in Egypt.

Eyelet
A type of fabric which contains patterned cut-outs, around which stitches or embroidery may be applied in order to prevent the fabric from fraying.

Felt
A non-woven fabric generally made from wool and sometimes in combination with certain manufactured fibres, the fibres are locked together in a process utilizing heat, moisture, and pressure to form a compact material.

Flannel
A medium-weight, plain or twill weave fabric that is typically made from cotton, a cotton blend, or wool.  The fabric has a soft feel, it is brushed on both sides to lift the fibre ends out of the base fabric and create a soft, fuzzy surface.  Commonly used for shirts and pyjamas.

Fleece
While it always is wool sheared from a sheep, fleece can be either the first coat taken from a lamb, often referred to as the high-quality lamb’s wool, the wool sheared from an adult sheep or a sheep’s hide tanned with the wool intact for use as fur.

Flannelette
Made with the same fibres as flannel however is usually only brushed on one side, and is a lighter weight than flannel.  Also commonly used for shirts and pyjamas.

Gingham
A cotton fabric with a checkered pattern, most typically in white and another colour.  Named after Guingamp, in Brittany, where the fabric was originally manufactured, gingham has long been associated with tablecloths, aprons and picnic outings it has now become a classic shirting choice reflecting a sophisticated but playful style.

Gore-Tex®
A synthetic fabric engineered with a triple-layer membrane to provide an impenetrable barrier against wind and water while maintaining breath ability.  Gore-Tex® is used in outerwear and sportswear where functionality is of prime importance.

GSM
This is the weight of a fabric in Grams per Square Meter (GSM).  

Harris Tweed®
A hand woven tweed fabric made from pure virgin wool in Harris and the Outer Hebrides Islands off the coast of Scotland. Although Harris Tweed® is often imitated, real Harris Tweed® continues to bear the signature orb on its selvage that it has had since its development by Lady Dunmore in the 1840s.

Hemp
A coarse, durable fibre obtained from the inner bark of the hemp plant.  Used primarily in twines and most recently apparel.

Herringbone
A twill fabric, usually wool, with a distinctive V pattern.  So called because the pattern resembles the skeletal structure of a herring, herringbone has become a true suiting classic.

Houndstooth
A fabric, usually wool, with distinctive broken checks that resemble pinwheels or, as the name implies, the jagged back teeth of a hound.  Once a popular fabric for hunting clothes, houndstooth is now a menswear staple used in suits and coats.  Also known as a four-and-four check.

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